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    Re: Building & Plumbing a Rodent Rack

    Me either, my rack is just like that minus the watering system.

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    Re: Building & Plumbing a Rodent Rack

    wow that rack is incredible what did it cost to build?

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    Re: Building & Plumbing a Rodent Rack

    It's been over three years now since it's been up and running and I no longer remember exact costs, but it seems to me that it was somewhere between $300.00-$400.00 bucks. However, even if it were twice that, it's easily paid for itself several times over with all the mice I didn't have to buy.

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    Re: Building & Plumbing a Rodent Rack

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkS View Post
    It's been over three years now since it's been up and running and I no longer remember exact costs, but it seems to me that it was somewhere between $300.00-$400.00 bucks. However, even if it were twice that, it's easily paid for itself several times over with all the mice I didn't have to buy.
    yeh I am considering building a few rat/mice racks, to save on money. And also supply a few of my friends in need of feeders

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    Re: Building & Plumbing a Rodent Rack

    I just built my six level high asf rat rack, complete with concrete tubs 20x26. I built it using, 2x2 and 2x3 and used 2 1/2 wood screws. I am defintely going to use your idea of the automatic water system. For I am building 1-2 more racks the same size to house my 100asf rat breeding colony. Thanks for the how to.

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    Re: Building & Plumbing a Rodent Rack

    I built my rack based off of Marks design but with a few mods to it. I only made mine 6 levels and used a little larger pan. I put food stops so only 1/4 of the screen has food over it and used a valve on each level. Other than those differences mine is the same. I agree with the $300-400 cost. Right now we are selling surplus to 2 different stores and making a profit of $150 per month, so i would say that it was a wise investment. Thanks for the ideas mark.

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    Re: Building & Plumbing a Rodent Rack

    I am working on another rack close to this one, 4 wide 7 high. In the end I will have a little less than $300 involved. Including water system.

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    Re: Building & Plumbing a Rodent Rack

    Wow! very nice

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    Re: Building & Plumbing a Rodent Rack

    How does the 1/4" wire mesh work for the mice? Are they able to get at the food, or are the holes too small? I always thought that the holes were too small for them to get at their food unless it was 3/8" or 1/2"?

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    Re: Building & Plumbing a Rodent Rack

    it does seem like 1/4 is too small,however they do fine with it.
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